Anaheim Ducks facts for kids
|History||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
|Home arena||Honda Center|
|Owner(s)||Henry & Susan Samueli|
|General manager||Bob Murray|
|Head coach||Dallas Eakins|
|Stanley Cups||1 (2006–07)|
|Conference championships||2 (2002–03, 2006–07)|
|Division championships||6 (2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17)|
The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Since their beginning, the Ducks have played their home games at the Honda Center.
The club was founded in 1993 by The Walt Disney Company as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a name based on the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks. Disney sold the franchise in 2005 to Henry and Susan Samueli, who along with then-general manager Brian Burke, changed the name of the team to the Anaheim Ducks before the 2006–07 season.
The Ducks have made the playoffs 14 times (11 times in the past 14 seasons) and won six Pacific Division titles (2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17), two Western Conference championships (2002–03 and 2006–07), and one Stanley Cup (2006–07).
The official mascot for the Anaheim Ducks is a duck by the name of Wild Wing. He has been the team's mascot since its inaugural season, his name was chosen through fan voting. He wears a Ducks jersey with the number 93 on the back, referring to the year the Ducks became a NHL team.
The Ducks have two rivalries with two teams. The Freeway Face-Off with the Los Angeles Kings as both teams arenas are accessible via Interstate 5 in California and the fact that both teams are within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.
The Ducks also have a rivalry with the San Jose Sharks, the teams have developed a strong rivalry, primarily from the 2009 and 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Ducks won the series in 2009, but the Sharks came back in 2018.
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View of the Honda Center before a playoff game
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